Amelia Josephson is a writer passionate about covering financial literacy topics. Her areas of expertise include retirement and home buying. Amelia's work has appeared across the web, including on AOL, CBS News and The Simple Dollar. She holds degrees from Columbia and Oxford. Originally from Alaska, Amelia now calls Brooklyn home.
We all know that it’s hard to become a high-earner in this country without a college degree. This can make it hard to save for retirement or meet other financial goals. Access to the middle class is increasingly reserved for those with some higher education under their belts. Let’s take a closer look at the average salary by education level to see what dividends education pays. Consider working with a financial advisor as you plan how to fund college or vocational training. Read more
If you’re thinking of moving to Chicago, you might be wondering whether it’s a good place to raise a family. To help you answer that question, let’s take a look at some of the features of family life in the Windy City, including child care costs and housing costs. Read more
Credit cards can be a useful tool for managing your finances and accruing rewards. If you have credit card debt, you may be wondering whether a balance transfer could help you cut down on the interest you’re paying on your credit card balance(s). In addition, if you’re behind on payments, you may be paying a penalty APR. Read on to learn about penalty APRs and why they can pose a serious financial challenge for cardholders. Read more
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